Authorities in Kenya have ordered the deportation of a French national, Jean-Christian Bergeron over what they referred to as “economic sabotage.”
Documents sighted by EYEGAMBIA revealed that, the said individual who is the Managing Director of an oil company called Rubis Energie has been creating artificial shortage of oil through hoarding to escalate economic crisis in the country.
Additionally, records show that, his firm has reported higher export volumes of oil whilst the local channels that serves the Kenyan market remains with minimal fuel at a higher rate.
According to the laws of Kenya, this type of crime is categorized as a serious one which attracts a prison term of up to 10 years. The law also sets a fine of Sh1 million (over $8,500).
His deportation has critics calling for African countries to review and nationalize the ownership of major oil companies to avoid artificial economic crisis of such nature.
It is a norm to see major businesses, ranging from the mining sector to oil and gas with huge economic potentials being owned by foreign multinationals; a practice which is a direct threat to national security.
Some critics share the view that, foreign owners of such businesses deliberately hike prices to escalate economic crisis. Do you share in this view?